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  • 08.9.10

    Lack of Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage a Barrier to Screening

    AuntMinnie | Eric Barnes

    A survey of primary care patients who were offered but did not undergo colon cancer screening found that more than four-fifths would be willing to undergo virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography or CTC) — but not if they had to pay the entire cost out of pocket. Results of the small, single-center survey suggest that insurance coverage for virtual colonoscopy could make a big difference in increasing colon cancer screening compliance, now hovering at around 50% of the eligible U.S. population older than 50.

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